Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Saturday, November 22, 2003
In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation. Opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili vows to trle the country's leadership following unrest over disputed election results. Shevardnadze denounces what he calls an attempted coup and declares a state of emergency. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3227878.stm
The 2003 Heritage Classic is played in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the first outdoor ice hockey games in the history of the National Hockey League. Over 50,000 spectators watch the two games. //www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/heritageclassic/
Friday, November 22, 2002
, more than 100 are killed at an attack aimed at the Miss World
Because of continuing violence in Nigeria, in which more than 100 people died, the Miss World competition was decided to be moved to London.
Thursday, November 22, 1990
Margaret Thatcher announces she will not contest the second ballot of the leadership election for the Conservative Party (UK).
Wednesday, November 22, 1989
In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad and kills him.
Tuesday, November 22, 1988
Sunday, November 22, 1987
Saturday, November 22, 1986
Saturday, November 22, 1975
Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of dictator Francisco Franco.
Friday, November 22, 1974
The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
Wednesday, November 22, 1972
Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.
Sunday, November 22, 1970
Friday, November 22, 1968
The Beatles release their self-titled album popularly known as the "White Album".
Wednesday, November 22, 1967
UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.
Tuesday, November 22, 1960
The United Nations supports the government of Joseph Kasavubu and Joseph Mobutu in the Republic of the Congo.
Saturday, November 22, 1958
Thursday, November 22, 1956
The 1956 Summer Olympics begin in Melbourne, Australia.
Monday, November 22, 1954
Friday, November 22, 1946
Vietnamese riot in Haiphong
and clash with French troops. The French cruiser "Suffren" opens fire, killing 6,000 Vietnamese.
Wednesday, November 22, 1944
William Mackenzie King introduces conscription in Canada ("see" Conscription Crisis of 1944).
Sunday, November 22, 1942
WWII: Battle of Stalingrad: The situation for the German attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during the Soviet counter-attack Operation Uranus, and General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German Sixth Army is surrounded.
Saturday, November 22, 1941
WWII: HMS "Devonshire" sinks commerce raiding "hilfskreuzer Atlantis", ending the longest warship cruise of the war. (622 days without in-port replenishment or repair)
Friday, November 22, 1935
The "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the aircraft later reaches its destination, Manila, and delivers over 110,000 pieces of mail).
Wednesday, November 22, 1933
Thursday, November 22, 1928
Thursday, November 22, 1917
In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up.
Thursday, November 22, 1906
Monday, November 22, 1880
Vaudeville actress Lillian Russell makes her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City.
Thursday, November 22, 1877
Tuesday, November 22, 1864
American Civil War ndash Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General Sherman from Georgia.
Monday, November 22, 1830
The Whig Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey succeeds Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Saturday, November 22, 1817
Tuesday, November 22, 1757
Seven Years' War
ndash Battle of Leuthen
: Frederick defeats Prince Charles's Austrian army in what is generally considered the Prussian king's greatest tactical victory.
Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Breslau: An Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine defeats the Prussian army of Wilhelm of Brunswick-Bevern and forces the Austrians behind the Oder.
Robert Wood publishes "The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria" in English and French, making the ancient city of Baalbek in Syria known to the West.
Wednesday, November 22, 1747
Tuesday, November 22, 1718
Citing violations of the amnesty agreement with Blackbeard, Virginia
Governor Alexander Spottswood
sends a Royal Navy contingent to North Carolina, where they battle Blackbeard and his crew in Ocracoke Inlet
. Blackbeard is killed in action after receiving 5 musketball wounds and 20 sword lacerations.
Tuesday, November 22, 1689
The Tsar decrees the construction of the Great Siberian Road to China.
Friday, November 22, 1641
The Swedish town of Falun is given city rights by Queen Kristina.
Moses Amyraut's "De l'elevation de la foy et de l'abaissement de la raison en la creance des mysteres de la religion" is published.
A massive epidemic breaks out in northern and central China, just 3 years before the fall of the Ming Dynasty. It races south down along the Grand Canal of China and the densely populated settlements there, from the northern terminus at Beijing, to the fertile Jiangnan region. In some local areas and towns it wipes out 90% of the local populace.
English law makes witchcraft a capital crime.
Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" is first performed.
René Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy" is originally published.
Wednesday, November 22, 1617
Mustafa I succeeds Ahmed I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Friday, November 12, 1574 (Julianian calendar)
The Juan Fernández Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, are discovered by Spanish sailor Juan Fernández.
Sunday, November 15, 1220 (Julianian calendar)
The Dominican Order is approved by Pope Honorius III.
Dordrecht receives city rights, making it the oldest city in the present-day Netherlands.
Rebuilding of the city of London begins
St Benedict of Nursia was Canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Wednesday, November 18, 845 (Julianian calendar)
Count of Vannes, Nominoe, defeats the king of Francia Charles the Bald at the battle of Ballon near Redon. No more toll is taken on Brittany, and it becomes an independent state lasting for seven centuries.
Persecution of Buddhist
s is started in China
. More than 4,600 monasteries and 40,000 temples and shrines are destroyed. More than 260,000 Buddhist
monks and nuns are forced to return to secular life.
Saturday, November 21, 498 (Julianian calendar)